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PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases Issue Image | Vol. 4(11) November 2010

PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases Issue Image | Vol. 4(11) November 2010

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Pregnant women on the Thai-Burmese border walking to the antenatal clinic.

Malaria and intestinal worms are prevalent on the Thai-Burmese Border. The WHO recommends deworming during pregnancy in areas where hookworm infections are frequent. There is conflicting evidence on the harms and benefits of intestinal geohelminth infections on the incidence and severity of malaria, and consequently on the risks and benefits of deworming in malaria-affected populations. Indeed, Ascaris and hookworm infections appear to have contrary associations with malaria in pregnancy on the Thai-Burmese border (see Boel et al., 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000887)

Image Credit: Machteld Boel, Shoklo Malaria Research Unit

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Pregnant women on the Thai-Burmese border walking to the antenatal clinic.

Malaria and intestinal worms are prevalent on the Thai-Burmese Border. The WHO recommends deworming during pregnancy in areas where hookworm infections are frequent. There is conflicting evidence on the harms and benefits of intestinal geohelminth infections on the incidence and severity of malaria, and consequently on the risks and benefits of deworming in malaria-affected populations. Indeed, Ascaris and hookworm infections appear to have contrary associations with malaria in pregnancy on the Thai-Burmese border (see Boel et al., 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000887)

Image Credit: Machteld Boel, Shoklo Malaria Research Unit

https://doi.org/10.1371/image.pntd.v04.i11.g001